Sociology and Social Anthropology

Background

Sociology and Social Anthropology are closely related social science disciplines. They study the ways in which people live together under various social and cultural conditions.  By exploring the multifaceted dimensions of human societies, they seek to understand human behavior, social interactions and institutional structures in all their diversity.

The study of societal development – the cultural, technological, economic and societal transformations that trace the evolution of human societies and civilizations and the emergence of contemporary peoples, social organizations, institutions, states, economies and cultures – is central to the study of social order and disorder in anthropology and sociology.

Likewise, the study of the multiplicity of cultures and cultural engagement – and among these, of differences of race, ethnicity, and gender – stands at the heart of the study of contemporary societies and the long sweep of their historical development, as it is informed by the study of our disciplines.

Sociology and Social Anthropology not only share a profound general interest in human societies and cultures, but specifically share strong and mutual interests in:

  • Global Studies, and overlapping area studies;
  • Inter-disciplinary, the crossing of artificial departmental boundaries;
  • The link between theory and practice;
  • Applied work, such  as  community  service,  internships  and   ethnographic field  activity;  and Fieldwork and
  • An interest in language and communication.
  1. 2. Rationale

The rationale for the present curriculum revision is based on the findings of the need assessment surveys which were conducted by various institutions and Ministry of Education (MoE) to find out the types of skills and knowledge required by various stakeholders and to determine the content and focus areas of the Curriculum of the department of Sociology and Social Anthropology in Ethiopia public higher institutions.

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C O U R S E                                 FOR

Year I, Semester I

Course Code                    Course Title                                                       Credit HR

SSAN 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
SSAN 211 Social Institution I 3
SSAN 221 Methods of Social Research I 3
SSAN 231 Introduction to  Social Anthropology 3
Flen.201 Writing Skills 3
GEEd  233 Civic  & Ethical Education 3

Semester Total        18 Crs

Year I, Semester II

Course  Code          Course  Title                                           Credit Hours                      

SSAN 212 Social Institution II 3
SSAN 222 Methods of Social Research II 3
SSAN 232 Anthropological Theories 3
Pop. 202 Introduction to  Population Studies 3
Inst.205 Information and Society 3

Semester Total                                                                                      15Cr                     

Year II, Semester I

Course Code           Course Title                                                                                        Cr/HR

SSAN 312 Sociological Theories I: Classical perspectives 3
SSAN 223 Ethnographic Studies 3
SSAN 321 Economic Anthropology 3

Stat. 270                    Statistics for  Sociologists                                                         4

Phil  202                       Introduction to Logic                                                                3

Epsy.341                       Int. to  Social Psychology                                                        3 total   19

Semester II

Course Code                          Course Title                                                                  Cr/hrs

SSAN 312 Sociological Theories II: Contemporary 3
SSAN 322 Social Development 3
SSAN 332 Political Anthropology 3
SSAN 342 Sociology of Work, Industry & Orgn 3
SSAN 362 Gender, Ethnicity and & Race 3
SSAN 352 The  Anthropology of Pastoral Societies 3
total 18

Year III, Semester I

Course Code           Course Title                                                                          Credit hr

Hours

SSAN 412                  Social Policy & Planning                                                                  4

SSAN 421                 Rural Sociology                                                                                  3

SSAN 451                 Sociology of Deviance                                                                       3

SSAN 431                Social Issues in the  Contemporary world I:                                 3

SSAN 461                 Social Welfare and  Administration                                              3

PPM 464                   Project Planning and  Management                                             3

Semester Total                                                                                                         19 Crs     

Year III, Semester II

Course Code           Course Title                                                                                  Credit

Hours

SSAN 452                      Criminology & Correctional Admin.                                                3

SSAN 402                      Rural Development                                                                             3

SSAN 422                     Urban Sociology                                                                                    3

SSAN 432                     Social Issues in the  Contemporary world II:                                  3

MSI 462                         Method in social intervention                                                           3

SSAN 442                     Senior Essay : Fieldwork and  Writing up                                       4

Semester Total                                                                                                                  19 Crs       

Course Breakdown for Extension Division

Year I, Term I

Course Code Course Title Credit hours
SSAN 201

 

SSAN 211

 

EnLa.   201

Introduction to Sociology

 

Social Institution I: Writing Skill

3

 

3

 

3

Sub total 9

Term II

Course Code Course Title Credit hours
SSAN 221

SSAN 231

Phil  101

Method of Social Research I

Int. to  Social Anthropology

Logic

3

3

3

Sub total 9

Term III

Course Code Course Title Credit hours
SSAN 222

SSAN 212

Inst. 205

Method  of  Social  Research II

Social Institution II Information and Society

3

3

3

Sub total 9

Year II, Term I

Course Code Course Title Credit hours
SSAN 232

SSAN 311

Pop. 202

Anthropological Theories

Sociological     Theories     I: classical perspectives Introduction                       to Population Studies

3

3

3

Sub total 9

Term II

Course Code Course Title Credit hours
SSAN 312

SSAN 312

GEEd  233

Sociological        Theories        II

Contemporary perspectives Economic

Anthropology Civic  & Ethical Education

3

3

3

Sub total 9

Term III

Course Code Course Title Credit hours
SSAN 223

Stat 270

Epsy. 341

Ethnography of Ethiopia

Statistics for  Sociologists

Int. to  Social Psychology

3

4

3

Sub total 10

Year III, Term I

Course Code Course Title Credit

Hours

SSAN 224

SSAN 322

SSAN 342

Ethnography of Africa

Social Development Sociology of  Work, Industry and Organization

3

3

3

Sub total 9

Term II

Course Code Course Title Cr
SSAN 352

SSAN 362

SSAN 421

The       Anthropology       of      Pastoral  Societies

Gender, culture and society

Rural Sociology

3

3

3

Sub total 9

Term III

Course Code Course Title Cred it
SSAN 451

SSAN 332

SSAN 462

Sociology      of     Deviance       Juvenile Delinquency

Political Anthropology

Methods in Social Intervention

3

3

3

Sub total 9

YEAR IV, Term I

Course Code Course Title Cr/hr
SSAN 411

SSAN 431

SSAN 402

Social Policy and  Planning

Social            Issues           in            the Contemporary world I:

Rural Development

4

3

3

Sub total 10

Term II

Course Code Course Title Credit

hours

SSAN 452

SSAN 431

SSAN 421

Criminology       and      Correctional

Administration

Social            Issues           in            the Contemporary world I: Urban Sociology

3

3

3

Sub total 9

Term III

Course Code Course Title Credit
SSAN 461

SSAN 441

Field     of     Social      Welfare      and Administration

Senior Essay

3

4

Sub total 7